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Portugal photos

This is our journey to Portugal in conjugation with Spain in 2018. We wandered if we wanted to venture into Portugal. We were glad and not disappointed at all with the decision. I loved Portugal. Simply because it is compact, easy to communicate in English and some fascinating places and things to do.

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Spain photos

An amazing journey trough Spain in Oct 2017. The Gothic style architecture in Barcelona and its iconic Sagrada de Familia; the time-forgotten terracotta tiled roofs of Albaraccin and Rubeilos de Mora villages; the heartland of Moorish culture of Cordoba, Granada and the remote mountainous white villages of Casares, Grazalema and Arcos de la Frontera and more. To add to this mix is the intoxicating food – paella and the variety of tapas and enriched by the renown art museums. Sangria did go well in the hot days. Eventually to the beautiful Seville and the capital Madrid. Exploring the main streets as well as the backstreets is not only exciting but always discover something new and facilitating.

South India photos

These are pictures of my South India journey through Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states. This was special as it was to trace my roots and re-establish ties with family in Tamil Nadu.

Tibet

These are old photos of my wonderful journey through Tibet in 2006 to fulfill a need to stand before and perform a kora to a holy mountain – Kailash. In a Sumerian text, it is written that there exist a a pyramid shaped mountain with four sides signifying the four points of a compass; four significant river originated from this mountain each moving North,South, East and West respectively (Indus, Karnali, a tributary of the Ganges; Sutlej and Yarlung-sangpo that later becomes the Bramahputra) and adorned by a lake (Mansarovar). Today, with empowerment from mere mortals, Kailash had attained a spiritual status.

As I traveled, the journey blossomed into much more. To witness an old culture, slowly shoved into little pockets. A controlled society yet full of colorful spiritual beliefs and ancient architectures, still marveled by modern society. Above all, the untainted landscapes and astounding clarity. Perhaps, with the inner workings’ of beliefs combined with the vast expanse of land, one cannot help but be swayed towards a spiritualistic experience. Perhaps it is nothing more than being so high, so cold and being so far away, that the mind wanders……….whatever it may be, the journey will change you.

 

Great Wall Hike – Jiankou to Mutianyu pHotos2017